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Spike's Combined Audio & HomeTheater System
IP Address: Last Update: April 28, 2011 at 16:23:26
Amplifier: Passive bi-amping configuration:
AES SixPacs monoblocs driving the electrostatic panels.
50wpc @ 4 or 8 ohms.

Classe' Audio CA-300 pulling bass duties.
300wpc @ 8ohms doubling output down to 2ohms
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): ModWright SWL 9.0 SE Signature LineStage
Speakers: Martin-Logan ReQuests
CD Player/DAC: Pioneer 563A universal player modded by Alex Peychev of APL Hifi.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: 2 runs of 12' T-14 speakercables from DH Labs.

1m Kimber SilverStreak interconnects

2m Illuminati D60 digital cable

Very tempted to go the DIY route one of these days.
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Lovan Classics rack.

No power conditioner yet!
Tweaks: None so far. Have not had time for tweaks.
Room Size (LxWxH): 30' x 16' x 12'
Room Comments/Treatments: None yet. Still working on WAF!
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, easy-listening, international, some Jazz.
System Goals/Comments: The usual stuff.

Have not gotten bit by the SET bug yet!
System Strengths: Transparency, wide soundstage & smooth vocal.
System Weaknesses: Bass is just a tad bit slow.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Sony 52" LCD XBR4 FlatScreen

Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Meridian 565 AC3 processor
Primare A30.3 amplifier.
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Martin-Logan Cinema center

Still thinking about surrounds. Have no need for them yet.
Sources (DVD/VCR): SONY DVP-S7000 DVD player
Often used as CD transport with Meridian processor for music listening. Some CDs sound good with Music/Trifield mode involving the center channel!

Comments on HT System: Great when watching movies (even without the rears)!!

Seamless transition amongst the front channels.

Excellent dialogue from the center speaker.

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